1. Review Relevant Knowledge and Information around the Topic.
Review of relevant knowledge and information around the topic from previous investigations, both from literature and locally on campus.
2. Identify or Create Appropriate Methods for Data Collection & Analysis.
Carefully consider the best ways in which the data could be obtained, take opportunities to collaborate, and being with a plan.
3. Collect Data.
Collect data according to the plan you have created. Make appropriate adjustments as needed. Always consider ethics, commitments, resources, collaborators, and best practices in data collection, as well as potential biases.